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  • All The World's A Stooge

    published December 29, 2011

    The world is a crazy, confusing place and it gets more so with each passing day. And yet in the maelstrom of senseless violence and unwarranted... More >>

  • Double Your Pleasure

    published September 22, 2011

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, according to the old saw, so we indulge the fantasy of celebrity look-alikes and laugh at the... More >>

  • One for the Ages

    published December 29, 2011

    Norman and Ethel are returning to their beloved lake home for one more summer -- maybe for the final summer. He's recently celebrated his 80th... More >>

  • Clothes Make the Man

    published September 8, 2011

    Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz create installations together under the unified name Guerra de la Paz. Their medium of choice is clothing --... More >>

  • High Concept, High Tech

    published October 20, 2011

    Laumeier Sculpture Park, as the name implies, specializes in displaying sculptural art. For Electric is the Love, the new... More >>

  • Not So Serious

    published December 15, 2011

    Marvin Curry pioneered his own style of art, which he calls "blah art." Inspired by the bright colors and whimsy of the Pop Art movement, Curry... More >>

  • Birds of a Feather

    published December 22, 2011

    Everything is just rosy for longtime couple Georges and Albin. Georges owns and operates Saint-Tropez's hottest drag club, La Cage aux Folles, and... More >>

  • Tipped Off

    published December 29, 2011

    The Saint Louis University Billikens are posting a strong season so far (9-1 at the time of this writing), flirting with the top 25 in both... More >>

  • Welcome to the Future

    published September 1, 2011

    The classic era of sci-fi postulated that by the year 2000, humans would live in high-tech, atomic-powered skyscrapers. But it's 2011, and many of... More >>

  • Less Is More

    published December 22, 2011

    Time is running out if you want to see Paper Less, Bob Hartzell's show at Subterranean Books (6275 Delmar Boulevard,... More >>

  • One Man War

    published December 29, 2011

    John Zielinski was a successful journalist and photographer, and then he decided to take down the U.S. government. Why? Well, it's complicated. So... More >>

  • Come See Mars

    published September 8, 2011

    Our neighboring planet, Mars, hangs there in the night sky beckoning us to come visit. Speculative fiction writers have envisioned ancient... More >>

  • Training for Christmas

    published November 17, 2011

    It's a little-known fact about Christmas: Santa Claus is a hardcore railroad fanatic. Sure, his main ride is the sleigh, but ol' Kris Kringle is... More >>

  • Doggone Cold

    published December 22, 2011

    What did you get the dog for Christmas? Dogs are happy-go-lucky and eager to please, so whatever you got them they no doubt played with and... More >>

  • Through the Looking Glass

    published September 1, 2011

    In her 2007 short film, Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck, British artist Emily Wardill explores how social behavior is shaped by... More >>

  • Get Out of the House

    published December 22, 2011

    Parents are going crazy right about now. It's four days after Christmas, which means your kids have been out of school for about a week, and are... More >>

  • He Has His Father's Ears

    published December 15, 2011

    It's difficult to believe that the little elephant who captured our hearts -- and whose birth we watched about a thousand times on that video... More >>


    published December 15, 2011

    The story of Clownvis Presley, King of Clowns, is essentially the greatest story ever told -- in a bar. A young clown who always felt apart from... More >>

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    Year in Revue: Our two stage junkies reveal which 2011 productions delivered the most righteous buzz

    published December 29, 2011

    Year's end is a time for lists. Not necessarily "ten best" lists, because in theater there rarely is such an animal as "best." Rather, here's a... More >>

  • Hey, Bored Guy in the Office the Day After Christmas

    published Dec 26, 2011

    ​So, you're also stuck working when everybody else is off? Well, our non-union Christmas elves spent the weekend combing through all of 2011's nightlife photos to create this slideshow. Be aware tha... More >>

  • An RFT Christmas Special: Megomaniacal

    published Dec 23, 2011

    ​Riverfront Times' contributor Mark Fischer felt that this Christmas season has been a little light on inspirational specials dedicated to the true meaning of the season -- making sure you get your ... More >>

  • The Black Rep's Gift to St. Louis

    published November 17, 2011

    America's Christmas onslaught is a well-drilled machine at this point. Immediately after the last plate is removed from the Thanksgiving table, a... More >>

  • A Traditional Southern, Jewish Christmas

    published November 24, 2011

    The Levy's of Atlanta are doing their best to fit into the city's high society -- they even have a Christmas tree despite their Jewishness. High... More >>

  • Criminals Make Christmas Merry

    published November 24, 2011

    It's Christmas Eve, and Felix's world is falling down around him. His business is failing because he's too kindly to actually ask his customers... More >>

  • Sounds of the Season

    published December 8, 2011

    They're baaack! Every year, BandTogether presents a holiday program in December. Our town's GLBTA concert band takes great pride in... More >>

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